I have started taping with my 5005 and one issue that seems to keep coming up is what speed to select for a VHS tape.
For example, I have a six hour videotape totally comprised of camcorder footage that was originally recorded onto a VHS tape at LP. When transfering it to DVD-R I chose the SP (2 hour) mode because I thought I noticed a very slight difference in quality in test recordings. The only down side of doing this, of course, is that it will take 3 DVDs to cover it.
Then, on the other hand, I’m wondering if a VHS tape recorded at the SP mode will reproduce as well if saved on DVD at the 4 hour mode.
I haven’t begun to transfer any Video 8 or mini DV camcorder tape to a DVD-R and also wonder what rules of thumb apply to them regarding quality from one original taped speed to a different DVD saved speed
Any enlightenment on this issue would be most appreciated.